Nuclear Command and Control

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December
31

On May 7, 2020, the Congressional Study Group on Foreign Relations and National Security convened online to discuss the question of the command and control of U.S. nuclear weapons. At present, the president has the unilateral authority to choose to …

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Russia Has the Most Tactical Nuclear Weapons on Earth

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December
31

The Russian Federation is widely believed to possess around 3,000 to 6,000 tactical nuclear warheads; that number is significantly down from its Soviet predecessor, which owned at least 13,000 and as many as 22,000 tactical warheads by the end of …

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The 2020 nuclear landscape, in the shadow of a pandemic

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December
29

Over the past year, new nuclear risks emerged, old risks reappeared, and, although no risks really went away, there were some positive signs. On the “new” side of the ledger, at the end of last year, the United States began …

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Kim Jong Un’s Nuclear Weapons Got More Dangerous Under Trump

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December
29

U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign to cut North Korea’s economy off from the world worked. But it also may have accelerated Kim Jong Un’s efforts to build a military less reliant on foreign support. The North Korea awaiting President-elect Joe …

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Development of hypersonic weapons threatens Europe

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December
28

Europe’s security is under “nightmarish threat”, German media reported. The era of the development of hypersonic weapons made the old warning and missile defense systems useless. According to experts, such a fast weapon “will not allow raising the alarm in …

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Russian Army Chief Warns of Nuclear Risks in Cyber Hacks, Space

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December
24

The extension of military confrontation into the cyber sphere and space raises the risks of incidents involving nuclear weapons, Russia’s top general warned Thursday, highlighting concerns about growing tensions. “The risks of incidents is rising from interference in systems of …

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What Does the Future of America’s Nuclear Briefcase Look Like?

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December
24

In October, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, an international ban on nuclear weapons with 86 state signatories, received its 50th ratification by a state signatory. As a result, and despite U.S. attempts to scuttle the treaty, it …

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Under Trump, The Nuclear Weapons Industry Has Boomed

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December
24

President Donald Trump’s administration quietly and steadily steered America’s nuclear weapons industry to its largest expansion since the end of the Cold War, increasing spending on such arms by billions of dollars with bipartisan congressional support. Overall, the budget for …

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America Shouldn’t Panic Over China’s New H-20 Bomber

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December
24

While the effectiveness of an H-20’s stealth characteristics may not be known, the U.S. history and experience with stealth could be one reason why U.S. Air Force senior weapons developers regularly say the B-21 does incorporate leap-ahead stealth technologies and …

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